Woman attacked while trying to pull fighting dogs apart

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CORONA (CNS) – A woman was mauled by her two dogs today while trying to stop the canines from fighting near Corona Monday.

Riverside County Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh did not know the severity of the woman’s wounds but confirmed that she was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The attack was reported shortly before 2 p.m. at an unspecified location south of the city.

The victim, whose name was not released, tried to intervene when the two pit bulls locked horns, and the canines turned on her and bit her, according to Welsh.

Welsh said the woman, whose name was withheld, was taken to a hospital where she was treated for superficial injuries.

“This was not a very serious incident,” he told City News Service. “In fact, we’re releasing the dogs back to her. A 10-day quarantine period will be required, but that quarantine will happen at her home.”

Both dogs were impounded at the county’s San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus, Welsh said.

6:10 p.m. Monday: This story was updated with additional information from Riverside County Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh.